2015 Gagliole Valletta (750ml)

Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Monika and Thomas Bär, a noted gallery manager and a Swiss lawyer and banker, respectively, decided to settle in Gagliole, returning to Tuscany where they first met. Their rare cuvee called Pecchia is what brought me to Gagliole. It is among the great wines of Chianti with just a tiny 200 cases produced, but only in great vintages like 2015. Its fetching $150+ if you can find it. The real Gagliole find though is called Valletta. Its a Merlot and Sangiovese 50/50 blend from their Merlot vineyards in Castellina and Sangiovese vineyards in Panzano. Impeccable Super-Tuscan with the same grape blend as Castello Fonterutoli's Siepi, and certainly in its league.


A blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, the 2015 Valletta is a deep and velvety wine with a bright load of dark fruit intensity. The Merlot (from Panzano in Chianti) makes a big contribution to the lasting effects of this wine. That grape—especially in a warm vintage like 2015—adds richness and a velvety nature. The bouquet is redolent of dark fruit that is carefully intermingled with sweet spice. The Sangiovese (from Castellina in Chianti) contributes to the wine's fresh and bright mouthfeel.

93 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 233 - Oct 2017)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
This item is a pre-order estimated to arrive 09/21/20. 6 bottles available.

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